Does anyone even wear neckties any more?
Seriously, I can’t remember the last time I wore one. Probably for a funeral, or possibly a wedding. I used to enjoy it, really. I would very carefully match the tie and shirt and jacket so that it all complimented each other. And, yes, I would choose the knot for the tie depending on the occasion. For formal events, I would tie that trusty Full Windsor. For events that were somewhat less than the very most important, I might use the Half-Windsor. And, for everyday, like going to work, I’d usually just do a quick Four-In-Hand and be on my way. So, yes, I enjoyed knowing things like how to tie more than one kind of knot for my tie.
Here’s a new one from Lifehacker, which also has “geek cred”. It was the knot used by the Merovingian in the second Matrix movie. How cool is that? So, if you’re into that kind of thing, check it out. The link will take you to a video teaching you how to tie the knot.
And, Gents, with VD Day just around the corner, I hope you all are planning on taking your woman out to a restaurant where wearing a tie would be appropriate, if not expected. And, if you’re going to dress up, why not try a new knot?
Advice from your Uncle Jim:
"A man is known by the company his mind keeps."
--Thomas Bailey Aldrich